Problems getting Linksys wireless card w/PCI adapter to work

Problems getting Linksys wireless card w/PCI adapter to work

Post by Le » Sun, 21 Apr 2002 19:22:27

FreeBSD 4.4-Stable running on an i386 model cpu.
This isn't a laptop.  The card appears as a regular PCI device listed
by the bios when I boot.  Trying to configure pccard support just kept
failing which I suppose it right, so I removed all the pccard stuff.
I put if_wi_load="YES" in the loader.conf and rebuilt the kernel,
rebooted (BnB - Build'n'Boot).  I can tell from dmesg that if_wi.ko is
getting loaded during the boot:
Preloaded elf module "if_wu.ko" at ...
can't re-use a leaf (wi_cache_mcastonly)
can't re-use a leaf (wi_cache_iponly)
pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x16ab, dev=0x1102) at 10.0 irq 11

So what's next?   Can somebody please point me in the right direction?

Thanks for any help with this.  I'm tearing my hair out here.  I'm not
very familiar with FreeBSD.


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     modprobe prism2_pci
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     ifconfig wlan0 netmask
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At reboot my LED doesn't stop blinking (as it does in windows), and I
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PING ( from : 56(84) bytes of
From Destination Host Unreachable
From Destination Host Unreachable
From Destination Host Unreachable

--- ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss

Ultimately,I would like to use DHCP, but I can't figure out how to get
that to work using ifconfig either.  Can someone please help me?

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